Skip to comments.Ex-lobbyist Abramoff sentenced to four years by judge
Posted on 09/04/2008 1:37:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose corruption scandal shook up Washington's power elite and contributed to the Republican loss of control in Congress, was sentenced on Thursday to four years in federal prison.
Judge Ellen Huvelle issued the sentence on conspiracy and other charges after federal prosecutors recommended leniency due to Abramoff's cooperation in pursuing corruption cases against lawmakers and former administration officials. He faced a maximum of 11 years under a plea deal reached in 2006.
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